Large Red Damselfly

Insects


Those with Six legs, and spiders with eight

Buff Tailed Bumble Bee

10 Aug 2017 49
Buff Tailed Bumblebee feeding on Himalayan (indian) Balsam flowers at Skate Park car park, alongside the Afon Lywd on Llanfrecfa Way

Buff Tailed Bumble Bee

10 Aug 2017 43
Buff Tailed Bumblebee feeding on Himalayan (indian) Balsam flowers at Skate Park car park, alongside the Afon Lywd on Llanfrecfa Way

Buff Tailed Bumble Bee

10 Aug 2017 39
Buff Tailed Bumblebee feeding on Himalayan (indian) Balsam flowers at Skate Park car park, alongside the Afon Lywd on Llanfrecfa Way

Oak Bush Cricket

06 Aug 2018 8
Oak bush-cricket - Phone Image of Insect (female) that spent about an hour on and around my desk on 6th August 2018 - shown on a 1.25l Coke Zero Bottle for scale

Common Darter

08 Aug 2012 37
Common Darter on pathway along foreshore, to East of hide, Newport Wetlands NNR, Uskmouth

Daisy, Honey Bee Mimic

13 Jun 2017 5 5 149
"Drone Fly" [a HoverFly] impersonating a Honey Bee collecting nectar from Ox-Eye Daisy at Parc Slip NNR, Bridgend. Mimicry here is probably related to Preditor protection. Various preditors have been seen to avoid Honey Bees as Prey species, probably due to an experience when young

Damsel without Distress

13 Jun 2017 2 99
Large Red Damselfly on Leaf at South and West Wales's Parc Slip Nature reserve

Thar be Dragons Here!

12 Sep 2014 4 68
Male Migrant Hawker Dragonfly basking in Reedbed at Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve

Finally have an ID

08 Aug 2012 67
This Image was shot back in August 2012 and has remained a mystery until a few days ago, I was always thinking, due to the time of year, and time of day I made the assumption that this was a butterfly not a day flying moth the Shaded Broad-Bar - Scotopteryx chenopodiata

Blue Tailed Damselfly!

21 Jun 2013 1 2 50
This is the yellow form of the Female blue-tailed damsel fly, (Ischnura elegans) Sub species infuscans-obseleta. In my own experience in my local areas this is the rarest of the five female colour forms The inset shows the most common colour Morph

Iris Sawfly Larva

22 Jun 2017 2 1 31
Iris Sawfly Larva on Bullrush at Parc Slip National Nature Reserve, (Wildlife Trust)

Height of summer with Flash Control

08 Aug 2014 7 3 56
Hoverfly on fleabane on Wildflower Meadow, at Newport Wetlands NNR

Wasp Impersonator

14 Jun 2012 3 1 27
Neurotoma saltuum (Social Pear Sawfly) on bank of Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

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